Phil Taylor’s obsession with 90s Memphis hardcore rap from guys like Tommy Lee Wright III, Kingpin Skinny Pimp and Gangsta Pat played a big role in the beats and many production aspects on a new album from Cold Medicine, the new dark, synth-driven project from Taylor (who also fronts Bay area rock band Sleeping Pills). The rest of the effort hints at some of Taylor’s other influences (Soft Moon, Staccato Du Mal, Front 242) and was home-recorded before being mixed and mastered by Pat Brady of Tampa indie-rock band Merchandise.
Just listen to "Blood Bruja," the second cut on Cold Medicine's forthcoming six-track EP out now via Jacksonville-based imprint Pop/Nihil Records.
"Creeping in my head,is it love? This is black art, you knew from the start. I had to release the devil in me. Blood Bruja. My cold cold love," Taylor sings on the track. "Dripping cold sweat,is it blood? I'm in the dark she had no heart. I tore her apart, yet she bent my soul."
Cold Medicine's Friday night show in St. Petersburg is the band's last local show before an 11-date tour that sees Cold Medicine go all the way up New York before finally ending up in Orlando on November 17. Grampire plays its first show ever to kick off the night.
Listen to "Blood Bruja," get more information on the show and see tour dates below. Call you local record store to see if it will stock the release.
Cold Medicine w/Grampire/Crystallized. 9 p.m. No cover. The Bends, 919 1st. Ave. N., St. Petersburg. INFO.
Cold Medicine Tour Dates
10/12 — St. Petersburg, FL @ The Bends
10/23 — New Orleans, LA @ Poor Boys
10/24 — Memphis, TN @ Lamplighter Lounge
10/25 — Chicago, IL @ Reed's
10/27 — Brooklyn, NY @ Wayward Social
10/28 — Albany, NY @ Pauly's Hotel
10/29 — Utica, NY @ Thunderdome
10/31 — Brooklyn, NY @ Renu Gathering
11/01 — Philadelphia,PA @ Ortlieb's
11/03 — Lexington, NC @ Bull City Ciderworks
11/04 — Jacksonville, FL @ Island Bar
11/17 — Orlando, FL @ Tropical Depression Fest